Boeing 747-400

The 747-400 is the biggest equipment in the United Airlines fleet. It is mainly used on routes across the Pacific, but also serves a few domestic routes with high passenger demand. Additionally one of the services between London and both Washington as well as San Francisco are operated by 747-400s. This aircraft offers Economy Plus, full audio entertainment including live air traffic communications on Channel 9 and a video system. There is no in-seat video though, but ceiling mounted TV screens and/or a central screen with a video projector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 1

The first row offers maximum privacy and a quite environment in the nose, far away from noisy galleys and lavatories. Some passengers don't like the curving walls though and complain that it makes them feel like they are closing in on them. So if you a claustrophobic, don't pick these seats. But if not, they are fantasic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 2-4 A, J

Very good quiet First Class seats with lots of room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 4-5 E, F

Unfortunately these seats do not have air vents. Many passengers complyin about that. Also, light and noise from the galley can disturb passengers in the rear rows of the First Class cabin. If you are traveling with a companion, these seats are fairly good though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 5

Light and noise from the galley can disturb passengers in the rear rows of the First Class cabin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Economy

Average Economy seats with a pitch of approximately 30 to 31 inches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 6

There is very little legroom at these seats. If you have a boarding pass for the C, D, or F seats, don't board early. Passengers will be using this row to walk from one aisle to the other, which can be really annoying. During the flight that seldomly happens though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rows 7 und 8

These seats have a slightly reduced legroom (approx 55 inches). Still they are good seats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 22 A, H

Very good Business seats with greater than average legroom. Unofrtunately you cannot fully extend the legrest due to the liferaft casing at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 22 B, G

Some passengers complain about the noise in the nearby galley. Others don't like the reduced storage space in the overhead bins. Other than that these are good Business seats with great legroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 23

Good Business seats. Some passengers feel disturbed by noise originating from the nearby galley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rows 24 to 26

Good and mostly quiet Business seats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 26 A, G

These seats are lacking a window.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 32

This is not Economy Plus!!! Legroom es less than in the rest of the standard coach cabin (approx. 29-30 inches). Avoid these seats whenever possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rows 33 and 34

This is not Economy Plus!!! Legroom es less than in the rest of the standard coach cabin (approx. 29-30 inches). Avoid these seats whenever possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 35

The advantage of these seats is way above average legroom that is only reduced slightly by the liferaft casing ahead of the window seats. The down side is that you cannot see the big screen from here. There is a small ceiling mounted TV though. In addition to that, people tend to walk and stand in front of you during the flight, waiting for the lavatories or simply stretching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 36 A, B, C, H, J, K

Good Economy-Plus seats. You cannot see the big screen from here. There is a small ceiling mounted TV though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sitze 36 D, E, F, G

The main screen is really close to these seats, which results in a major disturbance by flickering light. Also, you have no chance of actually watching the program, since you can't get the whole picture. Legroom is very tight at these seat, which should be avoided whenever possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economy Plus

Average Economy Plus seats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 44

Very disadvantageous seats. There is limited or no recline, no window and noise from the galley. Try to avoid them whenever possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 46

Great legroom and a nice view outside the window (there is a wing there, though) make these seats desirable. The legroom ahead of the window seats is reduced a little by the liferaft casing. Sometimes people tend to walk or stand in front of you and carts may also be parked here. Some passengers consider these seats noise, but overall row 46 is recommendable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outer seats

There is some room between these seats and the wall, meaning that you can't lean against it when you want to sleep. But at the same time this gives you extra space, particularly in the shoulder area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 62

Average pitch, limited or no recline and noise plus lines for the lavatories are the main disadvantages of these seats. Avoid them by all means.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upper Deck, First Row

12A and B exist on all but one 747-400 (maybe that one has been change too by now). The first row offers pretty little legroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rows13 and 14

Good Business seats with all the upper deck advantages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 15

Great seats. But be careful! United tends to delete your reservation if a VIP requests these seats on the day of your flight. That has even happened after the people booked on these seats were already on board. You might find yourself reseated in a less advantageous seat, maybe even in Economy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 16-17 A, B

Good Business seats. On some 744s they have better than average legroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seats 16-19 G, H

These are good Business seats, but on some 744s they are said to have less than average legroom.